This Ingenious $10 Butter Dish Has a Built-in Blade for Slicing Perfect Pats

updated Dec 27, 2023
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Sticks of butter on a wooden cutting board
Credit: Joe Lingeman

As a shopping editor at The Kitchn, there’s nothing that makes my day like coming across an innovative kitchen gadget that I’m convinced is going to change the way you operate. Well, that is, until I get to share it with you and see your reactions in the comments — nothing feels better than that. This year (and the last few months especially) has proven to be a treasure trove of ingenious finds, with discoveries including everything from a cold brew maker that allows you to make and take your morning must-have on the go to a unique drying rack that promises to get your glassware and water bottles dry in record time. And each time I share these gadgets, the response from you, dear reader, has been a sight to see. The latest find I’m sure you’re going to go gaga for? The Chef’n Slice’n Store Butter Dish, a product I’m dubbing the next refrigerator must-have.

What is the Chef’n Slice’n Store Butter Dish?

The Chef’n Slice’n Store Butter Dish is a unique find that takes a seemingly mundane piece of kitchenware and flips it on its head by adding much-needed functionality to a long-standing staple. Upon first glance, this dish looks like any regular butter dish, complete with a transparent covering that allows you to always keep an eye on your butter supply. But a closer look reveals two ingenious features: an integrated blade and base measurement notches.

Attached the to front of the cap, the stainless-steel blade is designed to cut through cold butter with ease while remaining hidden when closed, avoiding any possible mishaps. And with a quick look at the base of the dish, you’ll notice measured markings that make slicing perfectly sized pats a breeze. No longer do you have to dirty a knife for the perfect pat or keep your butter in its wrapper for the measurements — this gadget solves one of life’s most slippery pet peeves.

The Chef’n Slice’n Store Butter Dish comes in at just $10, making it an affordable find to boot. So, whether you’re a star baker or the occasional butter fan, we think that after a few uses of this smart find, you’ll find this gadget to be the best way to butter … better.

Buy: Chef’n Slice’n Store Butter Dish, $9.99